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10 Office Etiquette Tips to Swear By

Office etiquette might sound like an old-fashioned concept, and perhaps it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s antiquated. Good manners have a purpose. They provide a social roadmap and foster a culture of respect where people on the job can get along better.

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5 Steps To Survive The Tidal Waves of Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

If you do any job for long enough, you’ll definitely weather a few storms. Project. The post 5 Steps To Survive The Tidal Waves of Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development

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The perils of over proactivity

Kiron Bondale

At the start of our vacation, we had one stop en route to our final destination. We were supposed to have a two hour layover, but after landing we learned that our outbound flight would be delayed by another hour.

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How to Write SMART Project Goals

Project Risk Coach

What is the role of the project manager? The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) says, "The project manager is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives (my italics)."

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Understood. misunderstood

Musings on Project Management

The blog at herdingcats provided this little bit of wit: Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. William Howard Taft Taft has a good point there: Not only to be understood (meaning + context) But to not be misunderstood (meaning + context + motivations or expectations) Not so fast! It's often not that simple. You want not to be misunderstood communication Quotations

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Video: What The…? PMs Discuss The Hertz-Accenture Lawsuit

The Digital Project Manager

It’s a project manager’s nightmare: Accenture sued for $32M for delivering a defective website. Here, we give our PM insight on what likely went wrong. The post Video: What The…? PMs Discuss The Hertz-Accenture Lawsuit appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

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Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “ A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” ” Other than maybe switching some words around in the title and shortening it, Mr. Egeland seems to have hit it spot on.

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Project Management for Managers: What You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a core skill for anyone in a managerial role. But what do managers need to know about project management? The post Project Management for Managers: What You Need to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Effective Project Manager

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Manage the white space

Musings on Project Management

You've got a team to manage; until you don't Keeping the team together promotes cohesiveness, intra-team loyalties, and productivity (no investment required to introduce new players and relationships). But, if there's too much slack -- i.e. downtime or "whitespace" -- you might lose your team. But, keeping you team begs the question: How to keep everyone busy all the time so as to fend off. Project Management Teamwork

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Great ideas remain beautiful hypotheticals if there isn’t a way to implement them. Think of the idea as the inspiration, and the organization of that idea as the work required to actualize it.

Discover The Best Advertising Agency Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what to consider to choose the right advertising agency software, read simple summaries of what each tool does, and get answers to agency software FAQ. The post Discover The Best Advertising Agency Software of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Rigid Leadership Can Kill the Project

Brad Egeland

We are taught that great leaders are fair but stern, collaborative but focused, flexible but driven. They are stubborn and not easily swayed. Well, I’m here to tell you that may not be project management reality for you if you really plan to be a successful project leader.

Should You Limit the Size of Work Brought Into a Sprint?

Leading Agile

In this episode of SoundNotes, we tackle the question of whether or not it’s a good idea for the Development Team to limit the size of work brought into a Sprint. Many teams consider this to be a valuable practice during Sprint Planning or when creating a Definition of Ready.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Risk: the second thing you do

Musings on Project Management

Managing risk? Can you imagine there's risk to manage? Here's the second thing you do: Evaluate the slack. What's to evaluate? You might think the most important thing about slack is how much is there; what do I have to work with? Nope Whatever you've got, the most important thing is sequence and position. Where in the course of events are you going to position slack so that it works to Risk Management

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Facebooks Ads vs Google Ads: What’s the Difference?

Are you interested in promoting your business online? If so, you’ve probably heard that you should start with either Facebook or Google ads. They’re both popular platforms, and they offer ad space, so they’re probably the same, right?

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Case Study: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts

The Digital Project Manager

Executive Summary Switching your contracts from waterfall to duration and price can completely change how. The post Case Study: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Case Studies

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Reputation is a Fragile Thing

Brad Egeland

As you may have noticed, I often like to use a rock and roll theme. This time I’m borrowing a line from one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs. You’re only as good as your last project…or at least your last few projects.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

5 Ways To Initiate eLearning With Your Remote Team

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We live in a big world with a global economy. As technologies develop, companies no longer need to hire employees based on their location. Many companies choose to hire talented and experienced professionals who work remotely and make their contribution out of the office

Productivity Articles: The Summer Is Comming! 17/6/19


Your weekly dose of Productivity Articles is here! What’s the idea behind our weekly Productivity

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. When digitizing production and investing in digital factories , companies expect a considerable increase in efficiency.

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Leading Agile

Julianne Jones is a Principal Consultant with LeadingAgile. Her work includes interfacing with the leaders of high profile organizations and pairing with them in order to help Transform their organization to achieve true Business Agility.

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Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

External Penetration Testing and Internal Security Testing

Brad Egeland

In the world of information technology (IT) security, one of the most important functions that can be performed is testing the security controls that have been put into place. These tests are conducted from two points of view: internal and external.

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KeyedIn at TSW 2019


TSW 2019. San Diego, CA. Ahhh…Beautiful San Diego, California. Queue the sunshine, the beaches, pacific coastlines, parks, museums, farmers markets, incredible restaurants, a TSW conference and the Gaslamp District within walking distance from the event.

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Mindmapping with InLoox: 7 Mind Maps for Project Management


More than a tool for notes Mind maps are quickly labeled as a simple note-taking or brainstorming tool. The powerful visualization tool hides much more than nodes, subnodes and connections. Mindmapping is very flexible and adapts to different scenarios and needs. This flexibility and freedom supports particularly creative processes and thus creates real added value in various project phases.

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What Every Manager Needs to Know About Project Charters


Zig Ziglar once said, “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.”. Those two short sentences perfectly summarize the value of a project charter.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Client Success: DIGARC Improves Utilization by 20% With Mavenlink


DIGARC is a software company dedicated to solving issues that plague higher education through their solutions. Find out how Mavenlink helped DIGARC improve their business processes, leading to improved utilization rates and increased on-budget project delivery. About DIGARC.

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Why Projects Fail

Brad Egeland

Everyone has failed projects. We start big and hope for the best – kicking off the bright new project, only to run into problems along the way and the, sometimes 4-5 times out of 10 according to many surveys, something happens that either kills the project or ensures that it won't be considered much of a success by throwing it way off the timeline, budget or quality delivery. Or perhaps we just lose the customer's confidence and satisfaction level along the way.

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5 reasons why investing in employees is a win-win situation


Why You Should Invest In Your Employees If You Want To Grow Your Business Business owners with traditional mindsets tend to only focus on capital investments. They believe that spending money is the only way to make more money.

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